Battle of the Blades

About the Show

BATTLE OF THE BLADES  (Season 5, 8x60) combines athletes from two of Canada’s favourite sports — figure skating and hockey — as they pair up in a live, high-stakes figure skating competition for the charity of their choice.

First launched in 2009, BATTLE OF THE BLADES was broadcast on CBC from 2009 - 2013 (4 seasons, 57 episodes) and remains the highest-rated original English-language Canadian format of all time.*

A CBC original series, BATTLE OF THE BLADES is produced by Insight Productions. The series is executive produced by Insight’s John Brunton, Lindsay Cox, Erin Brock, and Mark Lysakowski and is co-created and executive produced by Olympian and World & Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Famer Sandra Bezic. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production.

To access photos of the complete lineup of pairs competing in Season 5, please click here. 

*Source: Numeris, Total Canada, CBC Total, Battle of the Blades Seasons 1-4, Oct.4, 2009-Dec. 1, 2013, 2+ AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV.  

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Program Name

Battle of the Blades

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Schedule

Premiering Sept. 19 - Airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem

Bios

Ron MacLean

Host | Battle of the Blades

Kurt Browning

Head Judge | Battle of the Blades

Press Releases

THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF PAIRS PREPARES TO HIT THE ICE ON CBC’S BATTLE OF THE BLADES

THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF PAIRS PREPARES TO HIT THE ICE ON CBC’S BATTLE OF THE BLADES

With just over a week to go until show time, the skaters are sharpening their blades and their moves. CBC today announced the pairings for the upcoming return of the hit live-competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 1x120, 6x60), including the remaining NHL veteran and Olympic hockey players who will perform with their World and Olympic figure skating partners in the hopes of winning the Season 5 championship, and a $100,000 donation to the charities of their choice. Read More »

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF CBC’S BATTLE OF THE BLADES LIVE, TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF CBC’S BATTLE OF THE BLADES LIVE, TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Tickets are now available for the live tapings of CBC’s returning hit BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 1x120, 6x60) in and around the Greater Toronto Area on Thursdays from September 19 through October 31. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP OF FIGURE SKATING COMPETITORS FOR BATTLE OF THE BLADES

CBC ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP OF FIGURE SKATING COMPETITORS FOR BATTLE OF THE BLADES

CBC today announced the complete lineup of figure skaters confirmed to compete live in the new season of hit returning series BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 1x120, 6x60), with additional skaters rounding out the team who will be paired with hockey players to vie for the Season 5 championship. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2019-20 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2019-20 ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC today revealed its 2019-20 slate of original programming including drama, comedy, factual, arts, music, kids, sports, news and documentary storytelling across television, radio and streaming platforms, showcasing diverse Canadian voices and perspectives. Read More »

RON MACLEAN RETURNS AS HOST AND KURT BROWNING AS HEAD JUDGE FOR BATTLE OF THE BLADES

RON MACLEAN RETURNS AS HOST AND KURT BROWNING AS HEAD JUDGE FOR BATTLE OF THE BLADES

CBC today announced at its 2019-20 Upfront presentation that Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean will be returning to his role as host for the upcoming season of hit competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 1x120, 6x60), with four-time Canadian and four-time World champion figure skater Kurt Browning also joining the series’ family once again, as head judge. Read More »

BATTLE IS BACK: CBC ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF BATTLE OF THE BLADES

BATTLE IS BACK: CBC ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF BATTLE OF THE BLADES

CBC today announced the return of hit competition series BATTLE OF THE BLADES (Season 5, 8x60), from Insight Productions. Read More »

Program Name

Battle of the Blades

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Schedule

Premiering Sept. 19 - Airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem

Bios

Ron MacLean

Host | Battle of the Blades

Kurt Browning

Head Judge | Battle of the Blades